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The Goyette & Associates, Inc., License Defense Division is known for its team of expert attorneys and license defense lawyers, as well as its 98% success rate for license retention.

Having your credential disciplined can be devastating to your career also your entire way of life. We are here to protect and defend your teaching credential so that you can protect your livelihood and continue in your chosen profession. If the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing has contacted you or an incident has taken place that is of concern, Goyette & Associates, in partnership with Teacher Guardian, is here to help you protect your credential, your career and your livelihood.

Goyette & Associate’s Teacher Credential Defense services include:

Review and Advice

Our attorneys will review the documentation and provide a roadmap for dealing with the CTC, your career, and your current position.

Communication with CTC

Whether in writing, by phone or in person, our attorneys can provide you with a knowledgeable, experienced and respected advocate with the CTC.

Appearing at CTC

Teachers facing CTC adverse action can appear before a Committee and plead their case. Our attorneys’ experience in this setting will provide you with the tools and plan necessary to advocate for yourself.

Evidentiary Hearing

Should a hearing be necessary to clear your name, our attorneys have thousands of administrative hearings to their credit and will zealously fight for you and your rights.

Questions? Give G&A a call for your free consultation.


California Courts Not Sympathetic To Employee Claims on PEPRA Pension Issues

By: Paul Goyette A recent string of California Superior Court and Court of Appeals Decisions indicate a clear trend to decline various employee and employer organization challenges to PEPRA. PEPRA is a form of pension reform law that was passed in 2012 and became effective January 1, 2013. PEPRA made several changes to the California public sector pension systems....

Voided Appointment Overturned for California State Employee

Attorney Brett Sherman of Goyette & Associates successfully represented a State of California Employee in the overturning of a voided appointment. Employee X* was promoted to a Staff Services Manager I (SSM) position within the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation in 2007. Employee X worked in that capacity until 2013, at which time Employee X...

2017: A Year in Review

by: Nicole Valentine It would be an understatement to say that 2017 was one of the most rewarding years in my practice as a criminal, labor, and licensing attorney. Below are some of the most notable results I achieved for my clients in each of these areas: One of the most important highlights of this year was when I won a client a full dismissal of all counts of an...

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